The Raytown Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library is offering the following activities for the month of September. The library is located at 6131 Raytown Road. All activities are free, but registration is required. Call 816-353-2052.
Tools for Job Seekers: For adults, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 4 and 11. Acquire the basic tools needed when applying for jobs in this two-part series. Session One will include resume assistance and tips for filling out online job applications. Session Two will include cleaning up online profiles and effective online communication that will help you put your best foot forward in today’s tough job market.
Helping Your Child with Homework: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 6. Parents don’t have to hide when it’s homework time. Learn to use the Library’s online resources to help your student with those tough assignments.
Introduction to Tai Chi: For adults, 10 a.m. Sept. 12, 19 and 26. Explore the ancient practice of Tai Chi, and experience the benefits these low-impact exercises have on balance and fitness. This is a three-part program.
The Business of Food Trucks – Ask the Experts: For adults, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 13. This is your chance to ask food truck industry experts your questions, as well as receive expert insights into getting started in the food truck industry. The panel will be hosted by Alex Levine of Kansas City Food Trucks and will include panelists like Brandon Simpson of Jazzy B’s Food Truck.
Historic Independence (Walking Tour): 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 18, meet at the Main Street Coffee House, 107 S. Main St. #100, Independence. Walk in the footsteps of early Independence residents, and experience western expansion, the Civil War, outlaws, pioneer settlers, and Harry Truman. This walk historic Independence Square takes you to places and events of the past.
Give Your Property Curb Appeal: For adults, 7 p.m. Sept. 25. See how homes with outdated exteriors can get a new look with some design, color, and landscaping updates. Join architect and color consultant Paul Helmer as he shows how once ordinary and outdated properties can be economically renovated into homes with real curb appeal.
WeDo LEGO Robotics – Cheerful Fans: For ages 8 and older, 2 and 3:30 p.m. Sept. 29. Hooray for the home team! Build a pair of cheering fans who can help you root for your favorite team. Kids will work in pairs to make this simple robot.
– Jillayne Ritchie